Friday, February 5, 2010

Jared Diamond on Haiti

UCLA geographer Jared Diamond -- best known for his book Guns, Germs, and Steel -- explains how the human and physical geography of Haiti have contributed to its impoverishment. He also offers hope for Haiti's rebuilding, because of the hard work, optimism, and ingenuity of the Haitian people. Help can and should come from outside Haiti, but the rebuilding, he rightly says, is theirs to do.

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